Biological Anthropology with a Year in the USA

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 9 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 12.5 k / Year(s) Deadline: Jan 15, 2025
StudyQA ranking:4308 Duration:48 months

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Description

Biological anthropology is the study of what makes us human. Biological anthropologists are interested in how humans evolved, and in understanding the evolutionary roots of human behaviour, as well as the social lives and ecology of monkeys and apes, and the biology of humans today.

Typical questions that interest biological anthropologists could be: why do people have different skin colours or facial shapes? Does the environment affect fertility? What are the best ways to assess childhood malnutrition? When and how did humans evolve? What does chimpanzee aggression say about human violence? Why is sex fun? How much can you really tell about a person from their skeleton?

Biological anthropology is not often studied at school, but if you have taken biology or psychology you may have already covered many of the basic principles that biological anthropologists use in their work. Biological anthropology is not offered as a stand-alone degree at many universities, and Kent offers a fantastic opportunity to study the subject in great detail.

Independent rankings

In the National Student Survey 2013, 85% of Biomedical Science, 90% of Biology, and 93% of Biochemistry students were satisfied with the quality of their course.

Biosciences at Kent was ranked 14th in the UK for graduate employment prospects in The Guardian University Guide 2014.

Anthropology at Kent was ranked 6th in the UK for student satisfaction in the 2013 National Student Survey. And, in The Guardian University Guide 2014, Anthropology at Kent was ranked 5th for graduate employment prospects.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline January 15 Tuition fee
  • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
  • GBP 12450 Year (Non-EEA)

Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

Course Content

The course structure below gives a flavour of the modules that will be available to you and provides details of the content of this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules, you may also have the option to take ‘wild’ modules from other programmes offered by the University in order that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas of interest to you or that may further enhance your employability.

Stage 1

Possible modules may include:

SE301 - Social Anthropology

SE302 - Foundations of Biological Anthropology

SE307 - Thinkers and Theories: An Introduction to theHistory and Development of

SE308 - Skills for Anthropology and Conservation

You have the opportunity to select wild modules in this stage

Stage 2

Possible modules may include:

SE581 - Biological Anthropology: The Human Animal

SE582 - Comparative Perspectives in Primate Biology

SE567 - Methodology in Anthropological Science

Year abroad

You spend a year between Stages 2 and 3 taking courses in biological anthropology at a university in the USA. Students are required to have obtained a Stage 2 average of 60% or above, before commencing their year abroad.

Possible modules may include:

SE571 - Anthroplogy Year Abroad Mark One

SE572 - Anthropology Year Abroad Mark Two

Stage 3

Possible modules may include:

SE533 - Project in Anthropological Science

SE541 - The Evolution of Hominin Behaviour

SE542 - Human Ecology

SE549 - The Anthropology of Health, Illness and Medicine

SE556 - Social Sciences in the Classroom

SE565 - Sex Evolution and Human Nature

SE566 - Human Osteology

SE585 - From the Raw to the Cooked: The Anthropology of Eating

SE593 - Evolution of Human Diversity

SE575 - Medicinal Plants: Home Remedy, Pharmaceutical, Illicit Drug

SE580 - Primate Behaviour and Ecology

SE569 - Palaeopathology

SE570 - Current Issues in Evolutionary Anthropology

DI503 - Evolutionary Genetics and Conservation

You have the opportunity to select wild modules in this stage

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 6.5

To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

take an IELTS test.

Requirements

Home/EU students

The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications, typical requirements are listed below, students offering alternative qualifications should contact the Admissions Office for further advice. It is not possible to offer places to all students who meet this typical offer/minimum requirement.

Qualification Typical offer/minimum requirement
  • A level:ABB including Science (Biology preferred) or Psychology, Chemistry, Mathematics grade B.
  • GCSE:Mathematics grade C.
  • Access to HE Diploma:The University of Kent will not necessarily make conditional offers to all access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. If an offer is made candidates will be required to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma):The university will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and Extended National Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF;OCR) on a case by case basis please contact us via the enquiries tab for further advice on your individual circumstances.
  • International Baccalaureate:34 points overall or 16 points at HL including 4 in Mathematics at HL or SL and 5 in a HL Science or 6 in SL Science.

International students

The University receives applications from over 140 different nationalities and consequently will consider applications from prospective students offering a wide range of international qualifications. Our International Development Office will be happy to advise prospective students on entry requirements.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Access Bursary

    Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

  • Alumni Bursary

    Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Kent.

Funding

Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. Our 2015 financial support package includes a £6,000 cash bursary spread over the duration of your course. For Ts&Cs and to find out more, visit our funding page.

General scholarships

Scholarships are available for excellence in academic performance, sport and music and are awarded on merit. For further information on the range of awards available and to make an application see our scholarships website.

The Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence

At Kent we recognise, encourage and reward excellence. We have created the Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence, which will be awarded to any applicant who achieves a minimum of AAA over three A levels, or the equivalent qualifications as specified on our funding pages. Please note that details of the scholarship for 2015 entry have not yet been finalised and are subject to change.

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